Renowned editor Ferial Haffajee at GIPCAThe Famous Idea Trading Company
Editor-in-Chief of City Press newspaper and former Editor of the Mail & Guardian, Ferial Haffajee, will speak as part of GIPCA's Great Texts Series.
The talk will take place on Thursday 27 September as part of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series. She will discuss the National Development Plan, considering many questions that arise from it, most significantly whether it is an unattainable dream, or initiates our every potential.
Often spearheading controversy, Haffajee has been lauded for her social and political savvy and courage; with stories of national and international significance, such as the Kebble murder trial and most recently the controversies around artist Brett Murray’s The Spear, rising to prominence under her editorship.
Haffajee chairs the SA National Editors Forum’s ethics and diversity committee, and sits on the boards of the International Press Institute and the World Editors Forum, as well as Gender Links – an organisation focused on improving the media’s coverage of development and gender empowerment. She is a previous winner of the Shoprite-Checkers Woman of the Year award, The Media magazine’s Women in Media award and a Sanlam Financial Journalism award. In 2008, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. An alumnus of the Africa Leadership Initiative, she has also worked at Financial Mail and at the SABC in both radio and television.
Business Day Editor Peter Bruce called Haffajee “the country's first celebrity editor”, describing her as “thoughtful, conciliatory and gentle, [and] for an editor, wildly popular“.
Refreshments will be served from 17:00. No booking is necessary. For more information on the Great Texts / Big Questions series, please contact +27 21 480 7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will take place at Hiddingh Hall, University of Cape Town (UCT) Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street, Cape Town on Thursday 27 September 2012 at 17:30 and is free. Refreshments will be served from 17:00. No Booking is necessary. For more information on the Great Texts / Big Questions series, please contact 021 480 7156 or email@example.com
NOTE TO EDITORS:
About GIPCA: The University of Cape Town’s Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) facilitates new collaborative and interdisciplinary creative research projects in the disciplines of Music, Dance, Fine Art, Drama, Creative Writing, Film and Media Studies. Interdisciplinarity is a key theme of the institute and projects are imbued with innovation, collaboration and dialogue with urbanism and community. GIPCA was launched in December 2008 with a substantial grant from Sir Donald Gordon, founder of Liberty Life. An Advisory Board comprising Heads of Departments of all Performing and Creative Arts Departments at UCT helps to shape contexts for the instigation and development of projects by students and staff, as well as a wide range of institutions and individuals outside the university. For more information on the 2012 GIPCA programme, visit www.gipca.uct.ac.za, or phone 021 480 7156.
GIPCA Director: Associate Professor Jay Pather
GIPCA Project Manager: Adrienne van Eeden-Wharton
Chair of the GIPCA Board: Professor Paula Ensor
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Hiddingh Hall, UCT's Hiddingh campus, Cape Town Western Cape South Africa